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Breaking: Ghana Reports Polio Outbreak

August 23, 2019

The Ghana Health Service reported a confirmed Poliomyelitis from National Polio Laboratory today. The case is a 2 years an 8 months old girl that presented with Acute Flaccid Paralysis at Chereponi District Hospital on 27th July 2019. In a press release signed by Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Asare, today 23rd August […]

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Diseases in West Africa; Week 29

Infographic Summary of Epid Reports from West Africa

August 8, 2019

Epidemiological Reports of Lassa Fever, Measles, Dengue and Cholera from across West Africa. In this Epid Week: Cote d’Ivoire reported a case of Dengue Fever. Case Fatality Rate of Lassa Fever is currently at 21.4% across the region; with Nigeria reporting 95% of the cases. Current Ebola outbreak in DRC still calls for attention. See below […]

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Tuberculosis: Cause, Symptoms, Prevention and Cure

July 15, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease that usually affects the lungs. Despite being preventable and curable, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017. Currently, only one in three cases of TB are currently identified and properly treated in Nigeria. The more than 300,000 undiagnosed TB patients […]

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Curbing The Spread of Tuberculosis in Nigeria

July 14, 2019

Although global efforts have averted an estimated 54 million Tuberculosis (TB) deaths since 2000, TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious disease.  Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, causing an estimated 1.6 million deaths globally in 2017 with Nigeria accounting for 9% of fatal cases. TB is a “vicious epidemic” […]

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Rainy Season in Nigeria: What You Should Know to Stay Safe

July 1, 2019

It has been an episode of one heavy downpour after the other in most states in Nigeria, leaving many roads with constant flooding including schools. Every rainy season brings the possibility of an outbreak of diarrhoeal diseases. Since Germs spread easily from an unhygienic environment to food and water sources, flooding may cause contamination of water […]

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40 Years of Ebola Virus Disease around the World

June 28, 2019

Learning from experience is an essential part of reducing mistakes, improving public health response, and the public health system’s ability to improve, change and adapt in an organized way. This infographic describes each of the known occurrences of Ebola outbreaks by year and country where the case was discovered

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Tackling AMR: Going from Global Plans to Global Actions

June 24, 2019

The rise in the levels of Antimicrobial resistance should be a concern to every person in the world and not just the Government or health care professionals. AMR is one of the biggest threats to human development, food security and global health today, and its effects can be felt by anyone in any part of […]

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Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions BANNED Amid a Nationwide Resurgence of Measles

June 18, 2019

State lawmakers banned non-medical vaccine exemptions based on religious beliefs in New York on Thursday. The religious exemption ban comes at a critical time. The state is at the forefront of a nationwide resurgence of measles, with active outbreaks that have sickened hundreds and splintered into other states. “This administration has taken aggressive action to […]

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